If anyone can help with any ideas about any of these ideas. It would be much appreciated.
I want to put in a sizable solar system on my property in Portugal. Since I have quite a lot of land, I plan to ground mount it rather than place it on the roof.
Our plan is to have a 15Kw system with Micro inverters. Is planning permission needed in Portugal for a solar installation?
Our property has an existing connection to the power grid. Whether or not we will install batteries (an expensive part of any system) depends on whether we can sell the power generated to the grid at a decent rate during daylight hours.
The goal is just to zero out our power bill and reduce our environmental footprint. We are not aiming to be totally off grid.
On another note, our property also has a stream on it with a fair current, as the land slopes. If anyone knows anything about water power generation, or if this is even feasible please let me know.
Essentially, I am looking for recommendations for reliable solar companies in Portugal and any tips from people who have done this before. We have a budget of about Euro 35,000 to get the system up and running. If we can come in under that, it would be great.